Ispahan, Pierre Hotel, Champagne, Nizami Rolls, Burgers

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2comments No tags Permalink 0

A few photos from the past week. Odds and ends, always sweet. Afternoon tea and midnight nizami rolls. Dinner with friends, pear tarts included. Burgers with pickled beets and champagne tastings. Cheers to the start of a great week!

Afternoon tea with Lauren at Bosie Tea Parlor. Afternoon tea raised from $20 to $25, but it’s still the best afternoon tea deal in town. There’s also a new tea sandwich on the menu: pickles and cheddar, bringing the total tea sandwich options to five. Clotted cream! Pot of tea, mini scones, macarons of your choosing and petite tea cakes. Picked up the above Ispahan for Pierre. We could seriously end every evening with this.

Taking a break out the side door of Le Caprice at the Pierre Hotel. A cocktail event showcasing the new dishes from Chef Ed Carew. Thumbs up for the positively buttery braised lamb. Le Caprice was such a breath of fresh air, relief from all these reclaimed wood/hipsters/vintage/local and organic restaurants. To each their own. Classic and elegant is the way I like things.

Dinner at Ben and Sanu’s. Awesome dinner hosts, we always look forward to Ben’s cooking. Bruschetta: anchovies, guacamole, tomatoes. Steak. Roasted Potatoes. Ratatouille. Wine, more wine. Whisky. We brought dessert: pear tarts from Ceci-Cela.

Inaugural Champagne Grand Tasting at the Plaza Hotel. 33 Champagne houses and growers all in one room. The cheese plate was by Artisanal. Who wiped out the Valencay? It’s dangerous to leave me alone with the cheese plate!

Chicken Liver Toast at Buvette, among the few nibbles at Buvette with Bao.

A big burger with pickled beets, beet greens and a sunny side up egg at Tiny’s in Tribeca. Best bite: when egg yolk oozed into the burger. Homemade chips too! More to come on the desserts by the super sweet and talented pastry chef, VerySmallAnna.

Late night, post-Paris After Midnight nizami rolls from THELEwala on Macdougal. We usually try to avoid Macdougal Street, but this article convinced me otherwise. Lime Paneer Roll with grilled cheese, red onions and coriander. Chicken Roll with fried eggs, red onions, house blend spices and lime. Also shared the Aloo Dum (above): Potato curry preparation from Calcutta and parathas. Decidedly fatty, satisfying.

Bonne nuit!

  • anonymous
    May 24, 2011

    u had me at the chicken liver toasts-nice!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 25, 2011

    Hi Phil and Lauren! hahah, glad to be of service! ;)

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